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Aaron Lebedeff Sings Rumania, Rumania and other Yiddish...


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Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberCGY 631
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Collector's Guild
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number402170
Number of Tracks12
Date Recorded1962
Album Artists
Notes One of the most cheerful and original personalities in Yiddish musical comedy was Aaron Lebedeff. He had a unique zest for improvisation, clowning and dancing. His singing was an amazing virtuoso exhibition, combining a beautiful lyric line, dizzying facility and rapidity of diction, and the throaty blues-moaning of the jazz singers of the thirties. And, yes, this album contains his famous, Rumania, Rumania.

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1 - Tsen (Tzen) Kopikes
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2 - Rumania, Rumania
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3 - Yakh Tshiri Bim
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4 - Ikh Volt Gevolt
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5 - Dos Oybershte Fun Shtoysl
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6 - I'm Crazy For She
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7 - Far Nile (N'ileh), Nokh Nile (N'ileh)
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8 - Odessa Mama
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9 - Skrip Klezmerl Skripe
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10 - As Men Farzikht
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11 - Bukovina
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12 - Gib Mir Bessarabia
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